Sherman ISD Board of Trustees Approve Resolution to Continue Employee Pay
As cities, businesses, and educational institutions shut down across the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19, uncertainty about work compensation is a worry Sherman ISD employees will not have.
In a regularly scheduled school board meeting on Monday, March 23, the Sherman ISD Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution to continue compensating employees while the district is closed due to COVID-19.
The resolution states that Sherman ISD will continue wage payment to all regular employees, including contractual and noncontractual, salaried and non-salaried workers who are instructed not to report to work during an emergency closing.
"All of our employees are continuing to work and are still providing instruction just in a different way. Our team members are working in their traditional roles, or they have stepped up to do whatever is needed to ensure our students' needs are met," Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Hicks explained. "Our board of trustees felt it was important to remove the worry of receiving compensation from our employees so they may continue to focus on serving our students and families."
The resolution also states the maximum duration for continued payment is through June 30, 2020, unless the board takes action to authorize payment for a more extended time.
Staff at Jefferson Elementary met parents this morning to pass out printed lessons
Teachers have been working and sending students supportive messages.
Wakefield Elementary teachers added a festive costume as they served meals and printed lessons.
Elizabeth Enriquez is a Sherman ISD Custodian at Crutchfield Elementary. Since the school closure, she has served as a translator and food server to ensure all needs are met at the campus.